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lawbreaking

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of lawbreaking

  1. not restrained by or under the control of legal authority some sociologists specialize in studying the lawbreaking elements of society Synonyms of lawbreaking anarchic (also anarchical), disorderly, lawless, unrulyWords Related to lawbreaking defiant, insubordinate, mutinous, rebellious, refractory, riotous; undisciplined; criminal, felonious, illegal, illegitimate, illicit, unlawful, wrongful; disobedient, froward, intractable, recalcitrantNear Antonyms of lawbreaking lawful, legal, legalized, legitimate; amenable, compliant, docile, obedient, submissive, tractableAntonyms of lawbreaking law-abiding, orderly


lawbreaking

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lawbreaking

  1. 1 a breaking of a moral or legal code even something as simple as littering is considered an example of lawbreaking Synonyms of lawbreaking breach, crime, debt, error, offense, malefaction, misdeed, misdoing, sin, transgression, trespass, violation, wrongdoingWords Related to lawbreaking bias crime, hate crime; felony, misconduct, misdemeanor, misfeasance; fault, foible, peccadillo; break, infringement; immorality, iniquitousness, iniquity, sinfulness, vice, wickedness; corruption, debauchery, depravity, licentiousness; abuse, criminality, illegality, lawlessness, unlawfulness; descent, downfall, fallNear Antonyms of lawbreaking blamelessness, faultlessness, guiltlessness, impeccability, innocence, irreproachability; goodness, morality, righteousness, virtue, virtuousnessAntonyms of lawbreaking noncrime

  2. 2 activities that are in violation of the laws of the state an outbreak of lawbreaking plagued the city in the months following the end of the war Synonyms of lawbreaking criminality, crime, lawlessnessWords Related to lawbreaking outlawry; gangsterism, hooliganism, racketeering; malfeasance, misconduct; wrongdoing; evil, immorality, sin, wickedness; corruption, depravity; malefaction, misdeed, misdoing, offense (or offence), transgression, trespass


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